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Escape to Portlandia


Hiking Angel's RestSpring is here and instead of exploring the local hills and valleys we made like hops and head down to Portland Oregon to see the sights. Spending four nights in the beer, food and culture focused city we were able to hike, bike and of course drink some beer.

Making this trip never seems to get old. A quick 6 hour drive and you are suddenly in a totally new city that is not totally unlike Vancouver. Great people, great food, great beer and a whole lot of fun. If you are thinking about where to go for your next vacation check out Portland, you will not be disappointed. I will be brief in the write up and let some photos tell the story. Alternatively there is another article from this trip on


The Portland prefered mode of transport
This doo takes some time
Spring Flowers #2
Rocking the slope
Springtime Cherry Blossoms
Got your goat
Are you food?
Common Brewery

The Great Canadian Beer Festival


The Great Canadian Beer Festival is an event I have been meaning to go to since my early days at the University of Victoria. Somehow though it took a whopping 8 years for me to do it. I have to thanks Kelly for this one though as with tickets sold out well in advance she won two tickets from Granville Island Brewery. If you haven’t already liked GIB on facebook you should, they have a ton of great contests that you could be winning!


The GCBF was in its 20th year for 2012 and hosted some 54 different breweries from across Canada and into the US. This was a great opportunity to try some of the BC breweries that are difficult to track down such as Saltspring Island, Townsite, Crannog and Firehall.


Full photos from the event have been posted on







Victoria Brewery Tour 101


I have been pretty slammed over the last little bit between work and getting my new project off the ground. Regardless it has been fun and things have been rolling forward. I made it to victoria last weekend to do a bit of a brewery tour and spend some time relaxing. If you have not been to Victoria it is an absolutely beautiful city and is home to some amazing beer. Head on over and check it out.


Please excuse how beer-centric these photos are but it was kind of a theme for the weekend.








My Latest Project –


While this isn’t photo specific, my latest project has taken up a ton of my time and has a bit to do with photography. Simply put, I like beer and I tend to drink a fairly large amount of it. Through the documentation of this beer drinking I have put together a website called This is a BC Beer review website that also allows users to rate their favorite brews.


Please, head over to and vote for your favorite beers. Leave your comments on the reviews as well; your feedback is appreciated!


Wined and Dined in Naramata BC


As a Pre-Canada Day celebration Kelly and I head to the interior; Narimata BC. to be more precise, one of the best known wine regions of BC. Just outside of Penticton, Narimata is home to more than 20 different wineries. With weather fading in and out over the three days it was a matter of quick-draw on the shudder but I managed to get a few shots over the weekend. Visiting some 14 wineries and one brewery this was an inevitably awesome time.


Experiencing Portlandish Behaviour


Heading down to Portland is not a new thing. Driving the I5 corridor is a fairly common occurrence these days with work trips down through California. Stopping and actually spending time in the city is another story.

This past weekend Kelly and I took the time to go down and experience the city. This involved some extensive beer tasting, city explorations and a trip to the surprisingly awesome Oregon Zoo. While the animals were not always looking in their most vibrant, wild selves – they are well taken care for and offer a great service of education.

Here are the photos to document the occasion.


It turns out a zoo is a magnet for children, parents, yelling and screaming. It was still pretty awesome though!


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